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Anti Gallican Monitor (Newspaper) - September 10, 1815, London, Middlesex THE So. 242.-Price gd.} " Peace be to France, if France in Peace permit 44 The just and lineal entrance to our own : *' If not, bleed France-and Peace ascend to Heaven.1 SEPTEMBER 10, lair, HISTORY OF THE EMBASSY IN THE GRAND DUCHY of WARSAW, IN 1812. Jff M- SB Prunr, Jrchbishop of, and then French Ambassador at Warsaw. (Continuedfrom our last. J 4t He next proceeded to the assumption of a new crown-that of Italy, which he aggrandized with the spoils of the petty states still subsisting in that country-with the spoils of Austria also in the Venetian territory--with those of Naples, the usufructuary possession of which lie confers on his brother-with those of Prussia, which he removes to a distance, to the midst of ruins, of which he does not even allow her the enjoyment--establishes also on a new throne in the heart of Germany another brother, who flew from the remotest part ol America, allured by the scent of this quarry of the thrones of Europe --peoples Germany with his grand Feudatories, to whom he Nells their new dignities at the ex-pence of their personal dignity, and of* the blood, the money, the pleasures, and the happiness of their subjects; being at ease with respect to the North and East of Europe,after the invar ion. of Tuscany and Portugal, he enters, through the medium of the most execrable plot which was ever conceived, upon the ever-to-bo deplored scenes of Spain, which country he intended to appropriate to himself, as he told me at Yalladolid, bv dividing it into live grand Vice-royalties, the prelude to which was given l)y the establishment of his Intendants of Catalonia and Valencia. Pioeeeding nest to the atrocious expulsion of the Pope, to the confer-ling of titular sovereignty on his first-born -to the scandalous expulsion of his own brother h) Uoliand--to the despoiling of him of Westphalia, who was depnved of part of his dominions on account of the invasion of the lower ui'isiain, because thev lay on his way parts o the 1 Junta; 8'owns-in a wont th e assigning nver these very districts, which it. pleased him �one day, without right or ceremony, to carry snto effect in his own favour-attaching to the French empire territories which could not, in .'uiv view, be considered as having any connection with it, this series of invasions, of which it may be said t he one furnished on mis for the f>ther, proves in the ch-aiest maiM-ior the truth of the assertion that. Napoleon did not lose ffotn his sight, for one uimnt'iit, the project of seducing the world under his dominion. He was disposed to effect, with respect to it, what he had eileeted with regard to France, of which he has hewn the Despot from the day on winch he made himself master of it. It. is no more a !>;>;-t of his n.itnrt: to admit of contradiction in Europe than in France.-The man who in the gravest debate with the greatest powers m Europe publicly treated their Ambassadors as he used to treat his Chamberlains or his Legislative Body, could not co-exist with any thing like or a parrallel to himself. The world cannot 2uive two masters, and TV apoli.on, even more tnau llxa ndeb, did not intend himself for the second place. The Emperor Isas betrayed himself by his exclamation -he has unveiled his most inward thoughts-that thought which he endeavoured to conceal under so many perfidious masks, r>y even descending so low, for *ha purpose of deceiving more effectually, as to assume the air of good-natured familiarity, when he could express himself thus, " One man less, and I had been master of the world." Could I have doubted that this way his object; J who, called to an audience which he gave to the bishops who had returned from Suvona, a few days before his setting out for Russia, h-ard him, at the termination of the sitting, pronouncing these words " After 1 shall have finished th'U which 1 am now preparing Jbr, and two or three other projects which I have under consideration'' said he, striking his forehead, there shall be twenty Popes in Europe, ecenj country will have it* own." ** A few day.-, after my return from Savona, in November, the EmPLROR detained me "iter his levee, a. thing which, frequently hap-tVned in the space ol the year. At the end of a long conversation, in which he politely detailed the whole particulars of his journey to Holland, lie told me in a sudden transport, arising from the situation of his affaiis-** In five years I shall be master of the world ; Russia alone remains, but 1 will crush her." Then he frequently exhibited the gesture, corresponding with that menace, when, continuing the conversation, he frequently repeated " Paris shall reach Saint Cloud. 1 am building fifteen ships of the line every year, I shall not launch one of them till I have one hundred and fifty-I shall then be master by sea as well as by laud. Commerce must then of necessity be carried on by my permission. This pemmsion shall be granted only on the condition of taking French produce and manufactures million for million." This was his only theory of commerce ; from the time of the journey to Spain be developed it to me.- lie frequently returned to this idea, that in five years he would be master of the world, and that Paris would reach Saint Cloud. 1 cannot resist the pleasure which I feel in communicating the remainder of the conversation, though foreign to the subject of this memoir. 44 The Empkror was come back from Holland ; he was delighted-but that which pleased him most was, the idea which the Hollanders had formed of his economy. 44 They know," he repeated it ten times over, and I have heard him repeat it on other occasions, 44 they know that 1 have not furnished my castle of Fontain-bleau in a day." 48 I do not know what low-minded creature it could be who presented such a gross and ridiculous bait to his vanity ; but. what l have learned from persons who entertained much greater respect, for 5ruth was, that' nctning could equal the olfenee which the heresies,, with respect to c the general 'demolition of the edifice ; ami m fh� system of the Empkuor it led dircctSr !��� the conquest of Europe, as the means of com plot,.-, ing the projected and half finished ab eration, This was what was heard every instant from the mouth of every one that approach) d the E?,n�f'~ iiult-it was always in their mouths-Ifhe system of the Fmp!ror"-t4 the plan of the EtUPKUOlt" -44 the views of the EftiP U(Hi,"-.� S heard nothing else (or ten years. The object of one wan Constantinople ; of another, Poland. Some at Paris murmured because Finland was re-united to Russia: all spoke and acted v>ith a view to the system of t he Empv.Ron, and through dilVereut directions were all vinived \\\ that common centre. 44 The Empkrop. deceived them: he tunight. to conceal his march by exhibiting at one time one system oi general polities, and again iiiiin ther. lie had but one, which was thai of'beiug master. The illunitcur, the living archives of hta designs for a long- time, celcbraied as tlx* Highest concept ion of t he vai est genius the idea, of having in Europe but two great Power-, namely, France and, by holding the Puweis of-inferior calibre between thein like soft sob-stnuees., .in order to deaden the idovv.. which i heir-near approach might expose them to inflict oiij each other.. sc A great war against ?�us;.ia, the objwet of which was to conline the extremity oi Europe, to make her an Oriental Power, (which was the prevailing expression,) then existed in the Empkror's imagination, though only them in the bud, and alt that was wanted lor its* de� velopeinenf. was but. the occasion when it might most opportunely lake place. -The same sleps must be taken with respect to Mnssia9 which, lor tv/'-uly year-, had been proclaimed as necessary with ic-peet to England. 'I he axiom of French diplomacy, the echo o| theCabi~ net of Saint Cloud was, that England, as beiug an insuhir power, should be excluded from all participation in the allairs of the Continent.- These grand politicians grounded then doctrine as applied to the a rial is of the mnetc-nth cen� till) on the authority ofYlR'iM,. The) 'thought, thut becau-e that port, has said - " V'.l panitus tolu divtsoJ) orhe iirltlanno- the English of our y should consider theui� stives a- rightly aid duly excluded ' from the Continent. The Mon'lteur has quoted the line ll thoii.-aud i m es. 44 This doctrine was applicable to Kussia3 unci ;